Cabela's comes at high cost

Cabela's comes at high cost

There are 11 comments on the The Indianapolis Star story from Oct 26, 2007, titled Cabela's comes at high cost. In it, The Indianapolis Star reports that:

During the recent meet-the-candidates debate at the Greenwood Public Library, when addressing a question about the proposed Cabela's project, Mayor Henderson said, "We're not giving anything to Cabela's." That ...

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Elise in B-town

Louisville, KY

#1 Oct 26, 2007
I think Mr. Heiney's comment appearing at the end of the Cabela's article should have been in "TalkBack". He says electing "David Payne would bring a higher level of fiscal responsibility" to the Mayor's office. I'll take it a step further.....electing Mr. Payne would bring a higher level of everything -- honest and integrity, for example. And there is no question that he would be more involved with the people of Greenwood!!
Greenwood Resident

Indianapolis, IN

#2 Oct 26, 2007
Henderson needs to go. Period. Enough is enough.
Nicole

Indianapolis, IN

#4 Oct 26, 2007
I, for one, will never shop at a Cabellas store or catalog again!
Clarity

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Oct 26, 2007
Gary Moody -- Franklin wrote:
The Cabela's deal was corrupt to begin with, which one could deduce just from the way it screwed Gander Mountain.
I usually see caustic-but-fair in your remarks but this one falls short.

What corruption are you talking about? If you are standing on the Gander Mountain claim that they were treated unfairly, keep in mind that they could have asked for economic development support from the city and county as well...but they elected not to in favor of a hurried entry on the heels of Wal-Mart.

As to Gander Mountain's assertion that they simply don't take the public's money to support their business decisions: FLIP-FLOP.

In 2004, they didn't seem to mind taking money in Minnesota to move their headquarters across city limits. Not tax reductions or some other scheme to move it around...they took a check from St. Paul to move from Bloomington. The only catch is that Gander Mountain repay the money if they move away in less than 10 years.

I guess it is only prostitution if you take money this time but last time doesn't count?
Nick
#6 Oct 27, 2007
That's a pretty heavy burden on the taxpayers. That is also a deal Cabalas can hardly refuse. They say it is a destination for lots of shoppers, but I wonder. Did Gander Mountain get that kind of deal? I surely hope Wal-mart doesn't, They are all over anyway.
Jeff

Elwood, IN

#7 Oct 28, 2007
To everyone that says that Henderson must go. Let me tell you this and let you ponder it. Yes the grass may be greener on the other side. But just be careful because as soon as you jump that fence to get to the greener grass there might just very well be a nasty looking and mean pit bull waiting on you. So just remember what you all are asking for.
Greenwood Voter

Newport, KY

#9 Oct 28, 2007
As we get ready to vote in the upcoming Mayoral election, please take time to think your vote through. Are you voting for a qualified candidate or are you casting a vote against an incumbent Mayor who has done a better job running the City of Greenwood than the guy running against him could ever do? What qualifications does Dave Payne have to be Mayor of Greenwood? The answer is none. His campaign so far is to exact revenge against his former employer, The City of Greenwood Police Department. Mr. Payne has no experience doing anything that would qualify him to run our city. If he canít complete as simple a task as turning his campaign finance reports in on time (looks like his campaign has raised $2500.00), why would anyone think he could efficiently run a growing community the size of Greenwood? If he canít handle $2500.00, how will he be able to manage The City of Greenwoodís multimillion $ city budget? Be careful what you wish for.
resident1

Indianapolis, IN

#10 Oct 30, 2007
Greenwood Voter wrote:
As we get ready to vote in the upcoming Mayoral election, please take time to think your vote through. Are you voting for a qualified candidate or are you casting a vote against an incumbent Mayor who has done a better job running the City of Greenwood than the guy running against him could ever do? What qualifications does Dave Payne have to be Mayor of Greenwood? The answer is none. His campaign so far is to exact revenge against his former employer, The City of Greenwood Police Department. Mr. Payne has no experience doing anything that would qualify him to run our city. If he canít complete as simple a task as turning his campaign finance reports in on time (looks like his campaign has raised $2500.00), why would anyone think he could efficiently run a growing community the size of Greenwood? If he canít handle $2500.00, how will he be able to manage The City of Greenwoodís multimillion $ city budget? Be careful what you wish for.
I hear this lame argument every time someone runs for office against the incumbent. THERE NOT QUALIFIED like the current Mayor is. Well lets go back a few terms when Henderson ran for mayor the first time. Was he qualified to be mayor? NO. Anyone that uses that argument just might as well always vote for who is in office no matter how bad they are, because at least there qualified. Most people are not 100% qualified for a board position or an elected position, but have a strong background that will help them at least get started. Henderson is lame, I voted for him in the last two elections and he has done nothing. Its time for a change. Ohhh I'm sorry, he paved some streets, greased us up and got Cabelas to come to greenwood and and and and and thats all folks.
Jeff

Elwood, IN

#11 Oct 30, 2007
resident1 wrote:
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I hear this lame argument every time someone runs for office against the incumbent. THERE NOT QUALIFIED like the current Mayor is. Well lets go back a few terms when Henderson ran for mayor the first time. Was he qualified to be mayor? NO. Anyone that uses that argument just might as well always vote for who is in office no matter how bad they are, because at least there qualified. Most people are not 100% qualified for a board position or an elected position, but have a strong background that will help them at least get started. Henderson is lame, I voted for him in the last two elections and he has done nothing. Its time for a change. Ohhh I'm sorry, he paved some streets, greased us up and got Cabelas to come to greenwood and and and and and thats all folks.
To everyone that says that Henderson must go. Let me tell you this and let you ponder it. Yes the grass may be greener on the other side. But just be careful because as soon as you jump that fence to get to the greener grass there might just very well be a nasty looking and mean pit bull waiting on you. So just remember what you all are asking for.
resident1

Erlanger, KY

#12 Oct 30, 2007
Jeff wrote:
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To everyone that says that Henderson must go. Let me tell you this and let you ponder it. Yes the grass may be greener on the other side. But just be careful because as soon as you jump that fence to get to the greener grass there might just very well be a nasty looking and mean pit bull waiting on you. So just remember what you all are asking for.
Real lame Jeff, so in other words always vote for who is currently in office?
Jeff

Elwood, IN

#13 Oct 31, 2007
resident1 wrote:
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Real lame Jeff, so in other words always vote for who is currently in office?
Nope not saying that at all. You should vote for the best possible person out there. I am not saying that is Payne and I am not saying that is Henderson. Just remember that when a new mayor comes then everything will change. I am not talking on just how the city conducts buisness. But the way the parks dept. operates, the way the police dept. operates, the way the fire dept. operates and so on. The reason all of them will change is because a new mayor will appoint a new dept. head to each one of them. And that person does not need to be qualified whatsoever. So if you are asking if I think that Payne will do a fine job as Mayor. Yes I think he will. I think he would make a great mayor. Do I think that all of the new dept. heads that Payne will appoint will do a fine job. No I don't think so. Police chief and Fire chief are appointed positions. Appointed by the Mayor. So just remember, the change you want might bring you a greater heartache. So just ponder that when it comes time to cast that ballot.

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